Registration for our Youth Outdoor recreational league is done ONLINE. KUSC offers soccer programs for U3 to U18 youth players and Adults. Our recreational programming follows the Canadian Soccer's Wellness to World Cup – Long Term Player Development.
Programs offered include:
Fitbatots - 2/3 year olds (Born 2015)
Learn to Play - U4/5/6 (Born 2014,2013,2012)
House League - U7 to U18 (Born 2000 to 2011)
Thank you for registering your child for our Learn 2 Play program. Our season will be starting one week later than planned to give the city more time to work on some of the fields that were damaged over this past winter. This means our programs will start on Monday June 4. Parents who have volunteered to coach or manage a team will be contacted shortly to arrange the pick up of uniforms for distribution. We can always use an extra pair of hands, so if you have any interest in coaching, please let us know.
At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun.”
The emphasis is movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting. Mini game formats are used and a basic league schedule is created but no standings are kept. All players should play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeper, and equal time should be allotted to practices and games.
The effect of the role-model is very important at this stage. Children begin to identify with famous players and successful teams, and they want to learn imaginative skills. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by “doing.” Players move from self-centered to self-critical, and they have a high stimulation level during basic skills training. This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetitions are important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.
Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 7v7 to 9v9 as players advance through this stage. Simple league schedule are created, but no standings are kept – the emphasis is still FUN. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping,
At this stage players begin to focus on position-specific skills. Players are able to improve existing skills while developing new ones. The focus remains on having fun and continuing to build a love of the game.
Schedules are created and scores and standings are published. Players participate in playoffs at the end of the season.
KUSC values your feedback! As we move forward, we are distributing a survey soliciting responses in relation to our service and future programs. We strongly encourage you take a few minutes to complete the survey as this is your opportunity to share your ideas with our Staff and Board of Directors.